Praise the Lord Brethren!
The previous Sunday, the Preacher of the day Mr. Sam Ewou Introduced the theme for December- “The Word Became Flesh”. He shared on the topic; “The Coming of Christ Announced” extracted from Zechariah 2:10-13 & Matthew 1:18-23. Reflecting on the Gospel of John 1:14, he pointed out that the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. The preacher then elaborated on the three foundational truths/ principles about the Kingdom of God and how it operates.
- Through his servants the prophets:
This pronouncement began in Genesis 3 with the fall of man. When satan broke the relationship between God and man, God put in place a Salvation/Restoring plan for Mankind which was fulfilled years later. God had said that “The offsping of the woman shall crush the head of the serpent”. Therefore, the LORD does not do anything without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7). When God was going to destroy the City of Sodom, He informed Abraham about it (Genesis 18:17-21).
- Through Prayer and Intercession(s)
When there is an announcement of Good News, Satan always has a counter plan of destroying it. For example, on hearing the birth of Jesus, king Herod wanted him dead (Matthew 2:13-17). The power of intercession(s) therefore helps to safe guard the fulfillment of God’s prophecy. God prepared different intercessors in preparation of the coming of His Son Jesus Christ. For example, Simeon and Prophetess Anna who devoted their lives and time on waiting upon Jesus Christ (Luke 2:25-40). The Lesson learnt here is that the end result of interecession always brings into f ulfillment God’s promises.
- The prophecies of God are always time framed:
God always brings his Word to pass. He fulfills it on His own timetable not man’s timetable as exemplified in (Luke 4:14-21) when it is written that “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” There was an announcement of Christ’s coming by prophet Isaiah and this had to come to pass. God is a patient God. His patience means salvation for mankind as written by Peter; when God puts a plan in place, he always has a methodology known to him alone of how He will accomplish it (2nd Peter 3: 8-15).
Guiding questions and prayer items:
- As a Cell share lessons learnt from these scriptures concerning God’s Promise for mankind; ( Isaiah 55: 8-11, Numbers 23:19, Jeremiah 1:11-12.)
- Study the following Scriptures i) Isaiah 7:14 & Matthew 1:18-25 ii) Isaiah 9:6-7 & Luke 1:26-38 and share how the Prophecy was fulfilled concerning the coming of Christ.
- As a Cell member, prayerfully reflect on the above Scriptures and allow God to fulfill his plan for your Life, Family, Community & Nation.
Mutabazi Eriya Atukunzire
Home Cell & Pastoral Care Coordinator